Not all coaches are bad coaches. But sometimes they have bad days and good days. However, if you discover that a coach’s negative feedback or behavior is undermining your child’s confidence, it’s up to you to talk to the coach or help your child (if she’s older) talk to the coach.
Under certain circumstances, it’s best to find another team. If you can’t find another team and your child really wants to play, you have two choices: Form your own team and coach it or actively support your child in this difficult situation. If your child is an older middle schooler or in high school, you’ll have fewer options and may simply need to help your child cope.
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